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to make needed repairs to what used to be chalk hill middle school. >> electricity, lights, bulbs andsa'rh their electricians and also, i know they're doing, changing locks and bringing furniture, i heard from sandy hook school. >> meantime, miles away, the funerals for the victims killed continued. in the morning there were separate services for two first grade victims first a hearse arrive forward a 6-year-old then, his school mate, another 6-year-old. jess yaik's mother. >> show was telling stories and just how she was a good little girl. she used to smile and stuff. she loved horses. >> just a beautiful kid. that didn't deserve to die. we just hope that something happens, that -- so this tragedy will never happen again. >> they will host manyzk5o funerals this week, today is one family leaving another group of mourners waiting to go into the church for next service. some exchanged hugs and they passed one another. >> i have never been in a situation like this. i'm watching a sea of people leaving a funeral for a child and another sea of people waiting trying to get in for the next
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this morning. so glad all of you are joining us, for a little bit of your christmas holiday. robin, of course, at home recovering. saying hello to you, between the toes. george also at home with his family. great to be joined by my compatriots, lara and sam on this christmas holiday. >> great to have you both in my life. and wishing you a really wonderful morning. today on the show, we have a christmas morning roundtable, with spiritual leaders, discussing faith in our lives right now. it's an important discussion to have right now. we look forward to that. >>> also ahead this morning, you know her from "dancing with the stars." katherine jenkins is here with a sa song that is absolutely perfect for this morning, christmas morning. i can't even bring myself to say shh because her voice is so incredible. >> it stops you in your tracks. >> i know. i could listen to it all morning. >>> something we want to show you. these kids, there's a surprise on the way. they don't know it, but santa is going to visit. >> making his way down the chimney, i believe, as we speak. we are pretaping the show, so
'll be streaming that special report live for you at abc 7 news.com. >> join us for that. san francisco mayor ed lee is throwing his support behind two measures designed to tighten san francisco's gun laws. the first banning certain types of ann ammunition. the second would require stores to report to police any ammunition sale of 500 rounds or more saying it's not only inspired by the massacre in connecticut but deadly gun violence happening san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil have no place. >> this is expected to be brought about the brth board next month. >> the connecticut shooting is not just focusing the nation's attention on gun control, but also, mental health issues what could put california on the spotlight. the state senate president protem urged the obama administration to emulate a law that raised income taxes on the wealthy to expand mental health prevention and intervention service autos expanding on college campuses and suicide prevention hot lines. and investing in support of housing. >> sks as
my little house has wheels on it. >> even the crete us are headed for higher ground. and several low lying back roads of flooded and it only took a foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the small. and we were taking the back roads by sack rosa. >> samuel and his friends said they saw the flood warning signs but tried to cross anyway. >> once we got to the water you could see the car just like smoke started coming out and they tried to turn the car off and turn it back on. didn't work. so we opened the doors and all the water just came in. >> everybody thinks they can come through it, and they don't make it. >> nicholas william, who lives nearby, said he pulled three cars out of this flooded park of west mark station road. >> when they do that to their car, what happens? >> they ruin it. costs them with $5,000 to replace the motor. >> so far the storms have done relatively little damage up hear in the north bay but the ground is pretty well saturated. and we have another wave of rain coming at us. reporting in santa rosa, i'm allen wong, abc7
a suspect description orv a vehicle used in this shooting. again, the shooting occurred just after 1:00 this afternoon, and the sheriff's office is asking for the public's help. etc. not known if shots came from an adjacent lane or greater distance. now, though the shooter is still at large, the sheriff's office is assuring everyone that the public is safe driving along highway 85. they should in the pan crick but they're trying to find that shooter.fdew we're live in cupertino, abc 7 news. >> thank you. again, investigators put out a call for help, something anyone who was driving around the time of the shooting which they're now saying is 101 this afternoon to call if you saw anything unusual. we have more on what's happening right now with the investigation. >> right z happening now, the marine recruiter andj[ómç superr officers are inside talking with investigators. they have been doing that for a few hours now. so it's they're trying to solve this case, collecting evidence, focusing on a couple fronts. if you take a look at video, you can see one source of evidence, that is th
into the north bay where it will stay by 4:00 then all of us light rain during the evening temperatures in the 50s inland a few sprinkles this morning rain in the north bay by noon, rain will stay there through 4:00, then light rain will move into the east bay valleys after 7:00, temperatures around 50 at the coast mainly cloudy upper 40s to near 50 now rain along the north bay beaches noon stays there 4:00 then starts heading south at 7:00. >>> still following breaking news out of . crews on the scene of major -- house fire, large home on stagler lane still burning that is a rural area. dispatchers got the call after 3:30 this morning they are still trying to put it you, no injuries reported. >>> in san francisco, nudity rights activists are promising to go full frontal at today's meeting if a controversial ban on public nudity is passed. terry mcsweeney joins us live from the castro. you have a way with words. today's vote by the board will be the second time they've voted on this ban on public nudity, the first time it passed 6-5. this nudist movement began in the castro and ran into p@ut tho
photoings to us. we spoke to debbie. she works across the street from the fire. she told us she heard the roof collapse and then saw the debris falling. take a look at this video. this was sent to you report it. that's the thick, black smoke we have been talking about. but it's an important complex in the foreground. and the smoke pouring from the building, behind t. no injuries aren'ted at the scene -- reported at the scene. no one's gone to the hospital with respiratory problems. we have posted videos and photos on our web site. >> ominous looking at the sky. now at 4:00, a surprise in washington. u.n. ambationz dorsusan rice has taken herself out of the running for the secretary of state. >> she had been the frontrunner the federal post. she faced criticism from senate republicans who have taken issue with her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now th
with us a live report, and update at 6:00. >> thank you, and not far from highway 85 a search for a burglary suspect sends a preschool into lock down most of the day. students and teachers in cupertino asked to lie on the floor and shut off lights while officers canvased the neighborhood around the school this afternoon. sky 7 was overhead. police pulled over a car carrying three men believed to have been involved in several home burglaries. two people in the vehicle were arrested but a third man ran, triggering the search. the person has not been found. >> president obama is vowing to send congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence. today, he aa.pointing joe biden to lead efforts come up with a new recommendations. the president wants congress to reinstate a weapons ban that was in place but expired in 2004. he says america can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't
about that in a moment. >> the survival lesson they won't soon forget. they put their phone to good use. >>> if you got your kid an iphone for christmas, i did, my stepdaughter is 13. some are worried they might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract from handing the phone over at approximately 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the passionword. >> a lot of parents are taking note. it's going viral. the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones the insanely addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida ev everglades. the mischief vultures are making. >> don't want to make them angry. >>> right to the big digout in the second snowstorm to days. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. >> more than 500 flights were delayed. that's just yesterday with this new storm and look at this, a trace to two inches for new york and boston. 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow in milford mass, even though it's done. the issues, they're
with that breaking news, what could be a pretty serious escalation in tensions between the u.s. and iran. >> it centers, this morning, a report, that the iranians have captured an unmanned american drone. for the very latest, we're joined from london by abc's nick schifrin. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. co
. not everyone was able to get to safety. >> just making it out there to the food. it starts jerking us and spinning us. >> oh, wow. look at that tornado. two deaths are blamed on the storm. >> a child from daily city killed last night. the victim of a police chase in pasadena that ended in a tragic crash. a woman and boy kill whtd suv police were chasing ran a red light and smashed into their minivan. the suv took off near the scene of a fatal shooting that happened on christmas day. one man was killed in the shooting and another remains in critical condition. investigator are now trying to determine if there is a connection between the victims and the four occupants of the suv being chased. >> a u.s. postal worker from san bruno under arrest for stealing mail using stolen credit cards. daily city police say that he stashed bags of mail in his home to find unused credit cards, caught using the cards and is accused of giving others to friends. he faces up to seven years for identity theft and possession of stolen property. >> a work worker is in critical condition. sky 7 hd over the sce
not tell us what kind. a neighbor told us this shooting hit home for her because of what happened to her brother last year in another city. we'll hear from her tonight at 6:00. >> there has been yet another shooting in oakland today. all about the same time the police chief and city's mayor are trying to bring in some top cops to brief up crime fighting strategies. there will be a return to community policing. chief howard jordan wants to hire policemangers to act as consultants.e bill bratten is going to lead the team with vaughn waserman from boston. >> we'll give him recommendations to make sure that they're implementing it. it's my responsibility. >> this after a jauj agreed to have a court appointed director oversee the police department. the oakland city council going to complete in january to consider that plan. and coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 abc 7 news's nick smith looks into how much this duo will cost the city. >> a church is trying to show young people alternatives to the kind of activities that can get them into trouble. allen? >> this may look like average lock in. but
that the weapons used were purchased by nancy between 2010 and 2012. she took adam to a firing range at least once. qrnor of connecticut has called for a moment of silence and for church bells to ring this coming friday morning at the exact time of the shootings. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> governor malloy is calling for houses of worship to ring their bells at the same he wants 26 chimes for the 26 victims, also calling for a nationwide moment of silence in friday at 6:30, one week after the shootings took place. >>> new this morning, in light of the connecticut tragedy, california teachers pension fund is reviewing investment with a private equity firm that controls the maker of the rifle used by the newtown gunman the retirement system had 3/4 of a billion dollars invested with the company bushmaster. others may follow suit. >>> the school tragedy in connecticut has reignited national debate on gun control, sales are soaring before congress passes any new restrictions. terry mcsweeney will have more on that coming up in a live report in 30 minutes. >>> abc7 news will continue to cover the tr
used him to bring this to us. thank you so much. >> in addition to that stunning gift, he treated the group to lunch at appleby's. >> i'm a news hound. i went on the web browser and saw the story. i read it. i thought someone has to help these people. >> i helped up and helped. this group supposed to come home monday night but adult leaders id was stolen from the van, and the biggest concern is whether they'll be able to get on the plane to make that trip home. >> a terrible crash in eastern contra costa county we first showed you here turned more traj dick tonight. a second person died. sky 7 flu above the scene you're looking at the aftermath of the commission between a big rig and another vehicle, part of it, right there. the chp says a 21-year-old woman and an 8-year-old or 9-year-old boy died. investigators say the boy was wearing his seat belt. the chp says a truck driver saw the car swerving before they hit head on. the driver appears to be okay. there is no estimate whf it will reopen. >> and police this video of a man he at pier 29. the man suspected as one person was hit
shadowbrook due to downed wires until 10:30, use again arbor to get around. westbound 580 at basco slowing before the scene lane three blocked. >>> breaking news in the south bay. police and arson investigator on the scene of a home in campbell where firefighters were called for a fire around 5 -- around 1 a.m., inside side a storage room they found a body. terry mcsweeney is there getting the latest information. he will have a live report@v at about 6:30. >>> police agencies in san jose investigating a 911 call about a person with a gun that brought major police action to city college of san jose last night. video shows a s.w.a.t. team going floor by floor searching the locked down campus. several hours of searching, nobody was found, students were released. they say it was scary considering the shooting spree that played out last week in connecticut. police say they aren't sure if the report was a hoax or not. the caller was reporting someone else had seen a gun. >>> developing news, i-5 closed to all northbound traffic north of reading. in the last hour, we learned, 75 vehicles were in
is the chancellor at san jose city college. are you there? can you hear us?. >> hello? yes.. >> i know it's a busy time. first give us the latest as far as what you know in terms of whether there is a gunman or not? >> we don't know at this point. and there was a text message indicating that there was a gunman on campus, our police responded immediately and have indicated we have great cooperation from san jose police department, all buildings have been individuals in the east side of the campus have been he skrak waited except for two buildings, science and technology. a classroom by classroom search being taken place. our communications system works well in terms of emergency activations. and we have access to text message to the 9,000 plus students so they're aware of what is going on, being asked to stay away if heading towards campus. so we have done the, all that we can to notify students to be safe. now, just waiting for the situation to resolve itself. >> we understand that campus police went through some crisis train something. >> indeed. we had our campus police went through a training a
and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the russian river rise to 17 feet yesterday. he was packing his belongings. this morning he's planning to head for higher ground. >> i think it will be up to here because the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs, you can see, and tried to cross anyway with no luck. a windsor resident said he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. the russian river, meanwhile, is expected to reach its capacity, but not surpass that throughout this weekend. but residents we've spoken with say they are focused on tomorrow. both their preparations and concerns for tomorrow's storm. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> and we see she has taken off her hood in the last half-hour so a break for folks in petaluma right now. people in the santa cruz mountains not getting a break. they are still without power and highway 9 is still shut down
on what happened in the days before the violence. >>> case dismissed. the u.s. open ref accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug walks free. >> i'm just thrilled. thrilled. get back to my life. >> why she always knew justice would be served around her name cleared. we go one on one. >>> and bite fright, caught on tape. that little girl feeding a dolphin at sea world, holding her empty plate in the air when the dolphin leaps up, looking for more. we'll talk to her live. the message her parents have for everyone this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you all had a great weekend. happy monday to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. >> it will be warm in washington today, but that high-stakes stalemate is not getting any better. that fiscal cliff, just 29 days until everyone's taxes go up and the white house and congress are absolutely deadlocked right now. >> both sides seeming farther apart than ever. both sides saying, it's your turn to blame. we'll see what happens. >>> also this morning, startling video. it's a little tough to watch
room by room with painstaking detail. using photos taken inside the school, they're creating a carbon copy of each classroom from what was on the walls, right down to the crayon left in the desk. exactly as it was friday when the school day was savagely cut short. but what if creating that exact environment only triggers the trauma again? >> it might for some kids. it might be a bit wedge. >> reporter: dr. jamie howard is a child psychologist who specializes in post traumatic stress. >> we do try to expose kids to triggers of the trauma because avoiding triggers or avoiding things that remind kids of trauma, and grown-ups, too, just serves to maintain the anxiety. >> reporter: they're ripping out toilets designed for middle schoolers and installing new bathrooms better suited for grade schoolers, hoping to reopen after winter break. why are they in such a hurry? >> it's really important to maintain routines as quickly as possible. that's actually very comforting and very reassuring to kids. >> reporter: there are no rules on how to return a school to normal after such a heinous act. i
shape right now. san francisco public utilities commission commission tells us it's reservoirs at 83% of capacity. and east bay mun nis wall direct at combined 85%. and lexington is at 63%, plenty of room for more rain. let take a look now at liveéycw doppler 7 hd. sandhya? >> some areas are actually getting wet right now as you look at our radar, combining with national weather service radar around monterey bay. keeping you ahead of the storm, and we're seeing some mixed precipitation right around cobb mountain. you'll notice here, bottle walk road, the pink is an indication of mixed precipitation just east of yu kia. taking you in towards other parts of the bay area, fort ross, towards jennifer, highway 1, moderate rain and some spotty, light returns there. san bruno. very light returns in shar park road. here is a look at timing. 7:00 tonight we have rain along coastline. you'll notice that as we head into 10:00 or 11:00 smrks advances inland could continue to see some snow up into mountains north of us and around mount hamilton. 5:00 a.m. is lking at showers, the question will t
in snow. she shows us the tricks she used to survive and how she managed to escape. >>> and we asked, is it real or is it fake? that video of an eagle snatching up a baby, blowing up so fast. grabbing more than 16 million views in two days. it worked. but, yes, it's a hoax. this morning, we go straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety in
are using hiv to help fight cancer. it's coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellula cellular. >>> a dramatic new direction in fighting cancer is now raising hopes of finding a way to eliminate the disease all together. >> this is just unbelievable. doctors are using the virus that causes aids to reprogram patient's immune systems. chief medical editor dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: emma's leukemia seemed undefeatable, no treatments left, and she was only 6. then in april, a last gamble using hiv to cure, not kill. doctors took out millions of emma's disease fighting white blood cells and used a genetically altered hiv virus to get into human immune systems to change those cells to target cancer fighters. they went back in and destroyed the cancer. dr. steven gruff is a pioneer. using hiv to infiltrate the hiv system. >> all of the things that make the hiv virus to cause disease have been removed from this particular virus, so its only purpose is to put a gene into a cell. for me, it's incredibly exciting. >> reporter: here's emma
of us. we'll look at our rivers and see how they are doing when we come back. >>> hundreds of children in fairfax are waiting to find out when they will be able to attend school. white hill middle took severe damage from the storm. >> reporter: good morning. cleanup crews just awried just beyond that administrators and outside -- consultants are meeting to decide their next steps, their first steps in the cleanup process exploring how to operate the school without an entire building. three big storms filled this little culvert behind white hill middle school causing extensive flooding over the weekend. >> we have four classrooms fairly filled with debris and mud. we'll need structural support along with our main administrative offices and our library. >> reporter: the building is only 10 years old. administrators face having to tear out floors and possibly the walls. >> we anticipate that flooring will be replacement depending upon what the damage is -- it is going up the wall, we hey need to remove furniture that is attached to the wall. and do some additional work. >> reporter: as th
near fair grounds. residents evacuated as the water rose quickly. and could have used gondolas to get around. the water receded with only mud and debris to indicate this had been a flood plain. a good indication of the severity of the storm moved through. >> and there is a bit of a detour heading downtown. >> big section of roads in lafayette collapsed yesterday during the storm. abc 7 news explains restoring utilities is easy part. >> it's a huge hole in the middle of mountain view drive forced people to tryout new normal today. they now have a detour in morning routine. >> it's extraordinary. i know it's going to add another i don't know. five to 10 minutes of driving every day just to get him to school. i can't imagine for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a comprom
>>> 6:00 wet wednesday thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. let's find out where the rain is. >>> let's star in the east bay around concord, pleasant hill, walnut creek, lafayette whole highway 24 corridor, moderate to heavy rain in stretches back to berkeley, oakland, alameda down to san leandro, golf links road getting wet, as you head towards broadway terrace getting wetback to san francisco better radar returns around castro street and delores and mission streets to the ocean and then off the ocean that's where that wave is that we talked about yesterday, now developing and what concerns me about in wave it is slowing the forward progress of this cold front and starting to train echoes that means we are having waves of moderate to heavy rain roll over the same areas two or three or four times now and that's going to create flooding. good news the winds are very light now so hopefully the trees can hold on. the rain is heaviest during the morning, then scattered showers for the afternoon. you are going to deal with the worst of it now through 9:00. >>> ro
for a picture around robin's christmas tree. a day i know none of us will ever forget. robin, we miss you and we love you. >> it was a special morning. cannot wait to share it with you. >>> we have a lot of news, as well. there's the chemical weapons threat in syria. and the fiscal cliff countdown. 25 days now. >> absolutely. >>> let's get right to the breaking news out of japan overnight. the powerful earthquake, shaking up the country. sam has been tracking it all. and joins us now with the very latest. sam? >> just imagine how frightening that night and morning was. we're talking about friday by the time we get to japan. a 7.3 earthquake kicks off the northern east coast of japan. if this coastline looks very familiar to you, it's because just last year there was a 9.0 quake there. that's the one that triggered not only the earthquake -- but the tsunami and then the nuclear disaster in fukushima. to compare the two, this one is much, much weaker. this sent a wall of water towards the coastline. but this one did trigger a tsunami warning. at points, there was a six-foot tsunami expected. actua
and santa rosa later this morning. it is going to hit rest of us by lunchtime when it gets to the golden gate bridge. around the bay around 7:00 cloudy if you need to do anything outdoors now is a good time. by noon chance of rain moving in, heavy rain this afternoon, lunchtime low 50s, breezy as well this afternoon. inland valleys, same, cloudy in the morning the chance of the rain moves in lunch heavy and breezy this afternoon, showers taper tonight into tomorrow and i'll have your seven day forecast in my longer report. >> all right francis may seem francis dinglasan and i'm doing traffic. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage. storm hitting the the bay area today. you can track that storm with live doppler. delays eastbound 580 foothill there was an accident there blocking one or more lanes traffic was being diverted on to high street. mass transit on holiday schedule, it is christmas day, except ace, no service today. drive times on the major freeways this morning, very few people out there, 680 at altamont 14 minutes on highway 4, hillcrest 242, 18 minute on 80. look out for
with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. glad to have amy robach. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. outside of new orleans, tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile just about the t
? >>> the music is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. good morning to you, america. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to
to use social media to get people to sign a petition calling for a bipartisan solution to the nation's $16 trillion debt. i will give $100 if he just stops. stops. >> keep going. he dances better than me, doesn't he? >> that's impressive, man. >> it is. >> how serious he is about the debt. get up and do gangnam style. >> serious point you have to inform yourself on what is going on. please do. >> no matter what, be in the know. not that we could top that. >>> coming up next, the prank that served as a wakeup call to the hospital and the royal family. >>> and the first lady of country music is showing everyone -- terrible accent, right? showing everyone you are never too old to try something new. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now." >> "world news now." ♪ ♪ no time that ain't all on my mind ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ >>> well, you have seen the commercials on tv, the ads that promise reverse mortgages
where those power lines are down she will be giving us a report as soon as she gets there. >>> san francisco police looking for a killer after a man and woman were discovered bound and gagged in the mid visitation valley street. now one is dead. terry mcsweeney is live. >> reporter: they were taken to san francisco general, one fighting for her life, the other did not make it. last night 900 block of brussels and san bruno avenue. police got the call 8:30 they found a man and woman in the street, bound and gagged, police are not saying if they had been beaten, shot or what the trauma was the man did die midnight. the woman is still fighting for her life. police say neighbors do not need to be concerned they believe this was a targeted incident. the male described only as in his 20s, no suspect and no motive. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> 5:02. the man charged with the murder of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is scheduled to face arraignment in court this morning on additional charges that date back three years. 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may for
this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking lot shortly after the shooting took place, witness dz not want to give their names. >> heard a gun show. i didn't see the people that shot him, but i did see the guy on the round. >> witnesses seem to have seen what happened afterwards. so if they heard the shot and saw the man down that, is what we've got so far. >> a silver car described as belonging to a man who stopped to help. the victim did not live at the apartments but his family does. >> we're learning the u.s. marine driving was not targeted. these images captured about the blown outside window on the car. pgx was a random shooting. he heard shots fired and southbound lanes shut down more than an hour. police are still investigating. >> oakland police investigat
thanks for join ug us. joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we are learning more about the victim from the deadly shooting rampage on friday. president obama is headed there to help comfort the survivors. abc news reporter toman bradley has more. >> the anguish is visible everywhere. in the morning, a tearful ving git. and even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. >> all is calm ♪ >> a father of one of the victims, robbie, parker describes the last time he saw his daughter. >> she said she loved me and gave me a kiss and went out the door. >> she is one of the victims the gunman targeted. all of the children first graders, six or seven years old. six adults were killed and among them a principal and psychologist, all children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter to protect the students. as was the school psychologist. >> the medical examiner's grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. he says some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this is the worst i have seen. >> we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter who hea
gets very heavy. this is the last system that takes us through sunday morning. that brings flood warnings to the rivers of the north bay. very gusty winds that is behind us by tomorrow afternoon. >> katie: the roads are certainly slippery out there. there is a severe traffic alert on northbound 280 before the 101. there is an injury accident there. we understand the two left lanes are blocked. if you are driving you are advised to avoid that area. no estimated time right now as to when the roadways reopen. this is north 280 before 101 due to an injury accident in the roadway. we don't know for sure whether or not that is weather-related but it's a decent guess. as lisa mentioned there is a flood warning in effect near the napa river and further south there is flood watches as water levels continued to rise. live in petaluma with one body of water as an example. >> reporter: good morning. i just wanted to mention, here it's been raining steadily for the last hour and a half here. just behind us, this was emptied on thursday. those heavy rains helped fill it. the light rains today
with cal trans and they told us how they have 300 cameras across the bay area counties that are focused on the roadways and the bridges. a lot of the sensors in the roadways help let them know when there is a traffic situation like the truck behind me. this is what we know. gusty winds knocked over the big rig on the richmond san rafael bridge blocking both eastbound lanes. according to the chp, the truck was heading east along the midspan before 5:00 a.m. when heavy winds caused a vehicle to roll over. when the truck slammed against the rail, the driver was slammed on his side and had to crawl out of the truck's cabin. cars are now passing the scene of the crash on the roadways -- roadway's right shoulder. back live, you can see the guys have started to disassemble the drive shaft of the truck because they have to take that off before they can put the truck back over, and they were waiting for the wind to die down. no one was injured in the collision. not the driver of the truck or any other vehicle. again, we are live in the san rafael -- the richmond san rafael bridge. we are now goi
wished well above us we average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more rawn coming with the next system that will push the total even higher. back with a lack at the rest of your timing of this system when it will reach the rest of the system in a few minutes. >> new at 11:00. im pending rain comes as repair crew and residents still dealing with the damage from the last storm system. one major problem is a roadway in the santa cruz mountain washed out. lillian kim joins us from the south bay with that story. >> it's definitely been harder to get through certain parts of the santa cruz mountains the past couple days. no telling how long it will stay this way l. pg&e crew worked as fast as they could taking advantage of the break in the weather. this road in the santa cruz mountains was just one trouble spot. road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down during the weekend storm. >> we have o
overlooking sausalito. >> best we can tell you is that most of us survived this latest wave of storms unscathed. there have been more than a few. we tracked some of them down, today. here is a question. if a giant oak crashes down and no one hears it does the tree make a sound? if it close that's road five hours, is a nuisance? katie kerr two who found the fallen tree would give us a resounding yes. but she's positive... >> it could be snow. that would be worse. >> could have fought faulen on the car. >> yes. really. disaster. >> sonoma county has a program to trim the!!9u overhanging branches of the road-hugging trees but can't get all of them. four have fallen in four days. tangled remains of this one looked like surewood forest. now to southern marin. yet another tree fell across sausalito boulevard. residents heard that one. and they have had three down now and more trees to follow. >> all right. we lost wayne's audio there. i think we got the gist of the story. a three-car accident closed three roads and it was a nightmare on the bridge traffic wise backed up into the city. chp
is here to start us off on this. chris? >> diane, people are moved. we all want to make sure it never happens again. the question, which actions will follow? and the answers are starting to take shape. with each body buried, calls for change. just today, the white house voicesing support for new gun laws and an assault weapon ban, weapons that fire a success of bullets with each pull of the trigger. cerberus announcing the sale of a stake in the biggest maker of assault rifles. the union representing california teachers is releasing because of the its connection with bushmaster. >> people were passionate about the issue. >> reporter: the strive for culture change. making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are getting behind and understanding that at the end of the day, it's not the dollar that counts. but the sense. the sense of what they are going with their money. the sense of the weapons we are selling to the general public. >> reporter: but in the wake of the shooting, sales of assault rifles have jumped. how deep will they jump? for answers, we go to those at the direct cen
called us but this is what we know about the theft. there are a thousand items mostly taken from car break ins, cell phones lap tops and cameras expensive designer goods. it's here. most items stolen at fisherman's wharf in the embarcadero. police did not find one very important fees of stolen property they were looking for. >> we're looking for some electronic devices taken in an from the event that originally caused all this to go into motion. >> the lieutenant did not tell us what it is. but a source with knowledge of the investigation tells abc 7 news, external hard drive of a yet to be released movie from paramount studios stolen in mid-november about a week after security cameras at the pier 39 garage captured images of the suspects breaking into a car and their get away car's license plate. that led to their arrest in late november. the discovery of a huge hole of stolen goods. police hope the film would be here, our source tells us the copy was stolen and the pier 39 garage before a -- from a rental car leased from someone in southern california here working on the movie soun
reservoir. it's right next to us, next to hay way 17. it's the largest rainwater reservoir in the santa clara valley water district and it's currently at 63% capacity. as you might guess, it's a different scene across the bay area. we have video from yesterday in marin county where water, if you can believe, was rationed once in the early '90s, but now the lake near mt. tam is full. it's overflowing. it's the a same for bon tempe dam. rushing water is cascadinger the top into alpine lake below. reservoirs don't typically top off until april. >> all of our reservoirs have reached capacity. that's the earliest that we have done that sense 1983. >> the earliest capacity reached in nearly 30 years in marin county. in san francisco the public utilities commission tells us its reservoirs are at 83% of capacity, east bay muds, five reservoirs are at a combined 85% capacity. district officials in santa clara say the reservoir in morgan hill is expect today overflow its surplus for the next week. reporting live in los gatos, abc7 news. >>> kera, thank you. >>> two people are dead of a getting wa
and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in white hall middle school took significant damage when a culvert backed up, flooding four classrooms. the library and administrative offices were flooded. >> anticipating flooring replaced depending on what the damage is. we may need to remove furniture. it's attached to the wall. >> 620 students attend this school. >> from flood
years. abc's david muir is here to tell us what's ahead and which markets are causing the big stir tonight. david? >> diane, we've been waiting to see a result like this. a jump for years now tracking the housing crisis since it started following families, entire neighborhoods as they waited for a rebound. and today, when we went back to one street, one of the hardest hit in america, we couldn't believe the turnaround. call it an early christmas gift for millions of americans who own homes. tonight, new signs home values are finally on the rise again. the biggest spike, in arizona where home prices are up more than 21%. >> and this is cortis street. >> reporter: perhaps you'll remember our drive through that neighborhood outside phoenix, it was ground zero for the housing crash four years ago, foreclosed, for sale, for rent. 130 homes on the market in that one subdivision alone and sherri mcbroom was trying to sell one of them. what did they buy their home for? >> $308,000. >> reporter: and what it's listed at now. >> 130. >> reporter: 130. our jaws dropping back then. and late tod
midnight for us. the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan. the shaking could be felt across most of the country. the quake shook many buildings where people were working this is video of the news agency in tokyo where the lights were situation people held on to their computers. 45 minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a che
told no one was there to talk to us. >> ama: tonight investigators say a fire at a restaurant in downtown alameda is suspicious. it happened this morning at the american oak restaurant on santa clara avenue a a block from city hall. there was heavy known and firefighters say it appears the fire had several points origin. >> we got on scene. we found a building charged full of smoke and appeared to have a fire inside. we were able to contain the fire to the perimeter of the building itself. >> ama: damage is estimated at a quarter million dollars. no one was hurt. >>> in the east bay, police arrested two teenagers after officers say the boys used a pipe bomb to blow up a woman's mail box. alert neighbors helped police track down the teens before they could do more damage with a second explosive device. >> mangled remnants of what used to be a metal mail box is in the front yard of this home the morning after teenagers put a pipe bomb inside it. the explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just before 10:00 p.m. >> a big explosion. and just shook the windows. woke me up. >> it's
's channel 9 tv, offering a tearful apology. >> the entertainment value wasn't us, it was meant to be in our silly accents, that's where it was meant to end. >> reporter: but it didn't end there. instead it ended in tragedy with the apparent suicide of a nurse who became the butt of a royal hoax heard around the world. these shock jocks were themselves shocked. >> shattered, gutted, heartbroken and obviously, you know, our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends. >> not a minute goes by that we don't think about the family and what they must be going through and the thought we may have played a part in that is -- g gut-wrenching. >> who's to think. we've been handed a phone number, all right? we have been told that this phone number is the hospital where kate middleton is currently staying. >> reporter: just last week, it was all laughs for michael and mel when they called up the london hospital where kate middleton was recovering from severe morning sickness. pretending to be queen lit beth and prince charles. >> hello there, may i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >
christmas. the amazing things you've told us you're doing, and buying, to help create american jobs. >> made in america! >>> good evening. we begin tonight with another shooting, another safe part of american life shattered by violence. a photograph was released today of 22-year-old jake roberts. he worked at a deli outside portland, oregon. police say this is the person who opened fire on holiday shoppers at a mall, firing at families in the food court. he killed two people and then himself. tonight, the shooter's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say that there's no apparent relationship bet
in other places besides our garages. scientists tell us they are the result of a unique alignment of the sun, moon and earth. terry mcsweeney joins us from the saint francis yacht club. could this be a glimpse of the future? >> reporter: that's what some are saying. marina boulevard there and right here steps that are no longer available to be stepped only available for wading now because of that high tide that you were talking about. video of what the king tides are doing around san francisco right now, yesterday, today and tomorrow. this is stuff from along marina boulevard at some point you are going to see a walkway submerged, water up where not expected to be. you are going to see what rising tides do in mill valley 101 highway 1 exit. right now that exit is closed northbound because of flooding. the california king tides initiative wants everyone to document what is going on. these pictures are an example of what they want to see. they believe these pictures are powerful accelerating discussion of the california coastline of the future with a permanently higher sea level. >>
yesterday afternoon and shouted that he had a gun and wanted to use it to kill the worshippers. members of the congregation confronted him and kicked him out before police arrived. he was seen driving away in what looked like an old gray camry. >> a san francisco police officer who posted a controversial video, saying he took a high-speed drunken ride is being investigated. the police chief did not like what he saw in the video. carolyn tyler is live at the hall of justice. harsh words from the officer. >> reporter: that's right. the police chief knows the officer in question very well. me and sergeant carl "t" attended the academy together. they have served on the force for more than 30 years am but now, sergeant "t" has been taken off the streets because of what the chief calls poor judgment. >> obviously, it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. >> reporter: the san francisco police chief is want mincing words about the officer whose online video has created the latest scandal for the department. the video was found on his facebook page. sergeant "t," bragging about a high-speed drun
, and my only american cousin dolores, who is visiting with us from florida. good to have all three of them here today. boomie is our champion. he has had two runaway games in a row. can he make it three against silas and beth? let's start finding out. good luck, players. here we go-- the jeopardy! round, and these are going to be your categories... each correct response beginning with that letter, of course. boomie, start us. dialects for $200, please. what is japanese? uh, dialects for $400. what is arabic? dialects, $600. what is german? uh, dialects for $800. what is spanish? dialects, $1,000. what is the philippines? "s" as in simile for $200. what is snug? simile for $400. what is slippery? simile--"s" as in simile for $600. what is sharp? simile, $800. what is stubborn? "s" as in simile for $1,000. what is still? you double your score to $2,000. uh, burns, baby, burns, for $200. what is sc? uh, burns for $400. whotland"auld lang syne"? uh, burns for $600. what is require? no. boomie. what is "desire"? burns for $1,000. and you're in the lead. i'd like to wager $1,200. all righty, her
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